TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Manny Arop scored 25 points on Saturday to lead Indiana State over IUPUI 81-61.
Indiana State allowed IUPUI to within 59-55 but held the Jaguars to only one field goal and six points over the final 10 minutes. Indiana State scored the last 10 points of the game, highlighted by back-to-back dunks by Dawon Cummings and Khristian Smith.The Sycamores opened the game on a 15-2 run and shot 30 of 54 (55.6 percent). Arop was 9 of 13 from the floor, 4 of 5 from 3-point range and grabbed six rebounds. Justin Gant added 18 points for the Sycamores.IUPUI fought back to within 45-42 and stayed close with the Sycamores for the first ten minutes of the second half.Marcellus Barksdale led the Jaguars with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Mitch Patton added 15 points and Ian Chiles had 13.